Andrew Abraham

andy-0101 My name in Andrew Abraham. I have been investing in commodities and managed futures since 1994. I adhere to the philosophy of trend following. Trend following stresses a disciplined approach to commodity/ futures trading. Successful trend following and commodity futures investing requires patience, discipline and actively managing the risk. What sets me apart from other traders is that I am not only concerned about the return on investment but how much risk I will have to tolerate to achieve my goals.

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If you are interested in contacting for speaking engagements. Please email me at Andrabr9@gmail.com or call 954 903 0638.

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Futures and commodity trading involve substantial risk. The evaluations of futures and commodities may fluctuate and as a result, clients may lose more than their original investment. In no event should the content of this website be construed as an express or an implied promise, guarantee or implication by, that you will profit, or that losses can or will be limited in any manner whatsoever. Past results are no indication of future performance. Information provided on this website is intended solely for informative purposes and is obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Information is in no way guaranteed. No guarantee of any kind is implied or possible, where projections of future conditions are attempted.

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Trend Following or Trend Manipulation?

Trend following commodity futures trading as well as stock traders were villified last year as speculators. Even George Soros came out with the statement that the rampant rise of crude oil was due to speculators. Trend following commodity trading advisors are speculators but they do not manipulate trends. On of the main principles of trend following is that there is a trend to follow. Commodity traders surely can not start trends. Commodity traders are accused of throwing markets in disorder. As an example in Bloomberg news yesterday it was reported that The Commodity Futures Trading Commission ( CFTC) will announce plans to introduce curbs on speculation of commodities including energy.

So much for free markets? So much for going short as in last years stock market crash. Short sellers were simply following the trend. The trend for financial stocks was down, commodity trading advisors or stock traders shorted the stock indexes. They did not start the trend. Commodity futures traders did not make loans or grant mortgages unwisely. The banks and the credit card companys did.

We all remember the Hunt brothers who tried to corner the silver market. That was manipulation. How many commodity futures traders try to corner a market? How about none. They do not need to in order to be successful. Markets go up and down based on fears, panics, demands and supply. The simple fact is trend followers do not start trends or panics they simply react to them and make themselves available for them. They can go long or short. No opinion..just trend follow.

It is almost easy to blame someone or make someone the scape goat. Come on..really did commodity futures trading or stock index trading cause last years crash. But traders (short sellers) were made the scape goat and singled out as speculators that caused the stock market down turn. Did I forget something that anyone could have sold a contract on one of the regulated exchanges or a profunds bear fund. That is a free market. The blame game is a loser who had the same option as a winning trend follower who does not want to take responsibility for their losses.

How can Washington control a free market?

Andy Abraham
www.myinvestorsplace.com

Futures and commodity trading involve substantial risk.People can and do lose money trading.


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